Sept. 27, 2020 Weekly News

Principal's News

Dear TL Families:
Upcoming Events
Oct. 1 at 3:30 p.m. School Site Council Meeting
Oct. 1 at 3:00 p.m. American Math Contest Session #1 for students who signed up to compete
Oct. 5-9 Conference Week
Conference Format and information - Conference Week Bell Schedule Attached Below
This year teachers will hold individual conferences for those students that need support with accessing course content, assignments or learning and engagement.  Students should attend conferences.  Teachers and Ms. Carpenter will reach out to set up conferences and they may happen before, during and after Conference Week. The purpose of the conference is to determine what the student is finding challenging, do some troubleshooting, and determine how we can support. Conferences are an opportunity for parents, students, and teachers to come together to create a plan of action to support learning. Student involvement will be an integral part of the conference. 
Eighth grade teachers are also planning a group conference time where they will be able to share information about the final year of middle school and strategies to help prepare for the transition to high school.  There is also an upcoming meeting for students who will be attending Carlmont, see below.
If you would like to request to meet with your child's teacher(s), please send an email to the specific teacher(s).  Teachers will coordinate a time to meet.  Reach out with questions or concerns so teachers are able to support during office hours.
American Math Contest
TL will be signing up to compete in the American Math Contest.  Interested students filled out the google form that math teachers sent through google classroom.  Students need to participate in 2/4 preparation sessions happening on Thursdays in Oct at 3:00 p.m.  For more information, check the site, AMC 8.  If your child did not sign up and would like to participate, check their math google classroom or ask the teacher.  The date of the contest is November 10 and TL will compete online.  Mr. De is the teacher advisor.  We will also work on getting together a team that competes in Math counts on Feb. 5.  More details coming soon.
If you wish to report any incident(s) of bullying/harassment/intimidation/discrimination, please contact your school principal or school staff. You may also use the SCSD Bullying Incident Report Form to report a conflict, bullying, or other inappropriate behavior. Students may fill this out for their own incident or for someone else to serve as an ally.
School Pictures are Here!
If you took your school picture on Sept. 11th, the pictures are here in the school office and ready for pick up.  The office is open daily from 8:00-3:00 p.m.
Kristen Ugrin, Principal


Joining Together for Student Success! Team Kid


The Tierra Linda/Mariposa PTA and SCEF are working together to fulfill the needs of our students and bridge the gap left by CA state school funding.  With 25% percent of San Carlos School District's budget made up by community fundraising, donations to your school PTA and the San Carlos Education Foundation are critical to our schools' success. 


Click HERE to join TeamKid and play a part in this joint effort to provide the best experience possible for our hard-working students and teachers at Tierra Linda. Our ask is $125 per student to PTA and $1500 per student to SCEF, but any amount is appreciated. Join the TeamKid  movement by making your PTA donation this fall and planning your SCEF donation at a time that works best for your family. Thank you for supporting TeamKid!


Only 4 Days Left to Order Your 2020 School Spirit Wear T-Shirt

Time is running out so don't delay! Click here to purchase your Mariposa and Tierra Linda 2020 limited edition spirit wear t-shirt for only $12! Sponsor the PTA and your t-shirts are included along with a PTA membership!


Thank you to everyone who has already purchased and supported the PTA. Your students can show their School Spirit on zoom and in the community by wearing this special t-shirt. Designed by Loren H, 2019/20 graduate, it offers a light-hearted look at the reality of school this year. 


See your family name or business listed on the back of this awesome t-shirt when you support the PTA as sponsors! Check out our fundraising page to learn more about our campaign this year, Team Kid, and how you can support the important work our PTA does for teachers, staff and students!  Donations in any amount are appreciated and help us meet our fundraising goal!  You can purchase 2020 Spirit Wear t-shirts (only available for a limited time!) and PTA memberships separately by clicking here

To ensure you are on the t-shirt, sponsor by September 30! Thank you for your support of the Tierra Linda and Mariposa PTA! For questions about sponsorship please contact Mona Maher.


8th Grade Families - Carlmont Virtual Parent Information Night

For those 8th grade families considering Carlmont High School, please save the date of Tuesday, October 6th for the release of pre-recorded links to a Carlmont Virtual Parent Information Night.   The videos provided will address some of your questions about the transition to high school as well as share the many offerings at Carlmont.  Please click HERE for additional information. Feel free to contact Hazel Stabinsky, Carlmont 8th Grade Transition Committee Member, with any additional questions.  


San Carlos Education Foundation SCEF

Autumn is here, and the school year is well on its way! We want to appreciate YOU--the parents. You are partnering with our teachers and staff in a very different way this year to make school happen. We want to say THANK YOU to our amazing and resilient teachers, staff and administrators. They could not do what they are doing without YOUR support. SCEF is constantly exploring ways we can impact and support the students and families in our schools.
We know that our fundraising makes a huge difference in what we are able to help our district provide for the children of San Carlos public schools. Your donations to SCEF last year will enable us to grant over $3.3 million to support San Carlos public schools. These grants enable the School District to purchase hundreds of new devices for students making progress to the goal of achieving a 1:1 device to student ratio. Grants will also support Ed-tech applications for online learning and management systems, smaller K-3 class sizes, professional development in distance learning for teachers, music programs including an instrument replacement fund, middle school electives, mental health/social emotional learning staff, principal funds to support individual school site needs and more. Your contributions make a real difference for our students during this challenging school year. Thank you!


WELLNESS SERIES: Restore & Refill Your Tank
Join the San Mateo County School Wellness Alliance Advisory Group (SWAAG) in a wellness series aimed at providing support to the broader education community through engaging conversations, mindfulness practices, and artistic experiences. The series will run for one hour every Wednesday for 8 consecutive weeks. You are welcome to attend any, or all, of the sessions. Anyone connected to the broader education community (teachers, administrators, counselors, parents/guardians, support staff, etc.) is welcome to attend. Join us as we support one another and work to restore and refill our tanks!
Series Starts on:
Sep. 30, 2020
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Register at:

Proposition 15 - Schools & Community First

The San Carlos School District unanimously approved a resolution in support of Prop 15 Schools and Communities First on the ballot in November. The District would receive an estimated $1,896,397 and the City of San Carlos $4,112,000 in additional funding if the initiative passes. According to the measure's sponsors, The California Schools & Local Communities Funding Act would raise an estimated $12 billion annually statewide for schools and local communities including $830 million for San Mateo County.  For details, go to the  

California PTA's website.

Join the Virtual School Musical

The show must go on! Auditions for this year's VIRTUAL middle school musical -- GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY -- will be held October 13th on Zoom. Register now to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount! All 6th-8th graders from Central, Tierra Linda and Charter are invited to join the cast of this funny, toe-tapping musical about a young Broadway producer facing problems with his leading lady and the bank! No theater experience is required to audition and everyone who auditions will be cast. With all rehearsals held in the privacy of your own home, this is the perfect opportunity to try a musical for the first time! Online rehearsals begin October 20. Virtual performances will be presented January 29 & 30.
Get complete show details and register to audition at

San Carlos Parks and Recreation 

Looking to get your child engaged in in-person and virtual programs at a low cost? A Fee Assistance Program, funded in partnership with the Parks & Rec Foundation and City of San Carlos is available to help San Carlos residents participate in Parks & Rec classes and programs. All San Carlos youth and residents to have fair access to Park & Rec programs and services. To learn more, visit: and search “Fee Assistance” or call 650-802-4382.
Caring Cupboard is a free and confidential food support program, run by San Carlos Service Clubs, in partnership with the City of San Carlos Adult Community Center. If you’re recently unemployed or need help, please 
San Carlos Parks & Rec is hosting our first annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Costume Contest!
How it works:
1. Dress your pet in costume and snap a photo.
2. Send your photo to us by email:
Prizes will be awarded to the best Little Dog (under 35 lbs.) in costume, best Big Dog (over 35 lbs.) in costume, best Couple (human and dog) in costume, and best Overall costume. A special thank you to our sponsors Parks & Rec Foundation and Bow Wow Meow who will award a $25.00 gift certificate to the winner in each category.
For more information on how you can enter your furry friend, visit our Facebook: @scparksandrec or call 650-802-4382.